Go behind the scenes with the fastest GT-R in the US
The old saying that everything is bigger in Texas apparently holds true for horsepower, too. Tony Palo runs T1 Race Development in the Lone Star State, and his shop’s highly tuned Nissan GT-R holds multiple records as the quickest automotive Godzilla in the US. This video from Japan’s Motorhead magazine offers a closer look at him and his amazing machine. And don’t worry, it’s all in English.
To prove things from the beginning, the clip starts with Palo’s GT-R on a dyno, where it makes 2,166 horsepower and 1,302 pound-feet of torque. He later says a different test showed the 2,276 hp – a record for GT-R’s in the US. The Nissan also holds a half-mile speed record at 235.6 miles per hour. And it’s not just top-end speed – the clip shows the run that made this the quickest GT-R in the quarter mile in the United States.
Naturally, Palo’s GT-R has a load of powertrain modifications to make such insane power. The flame-spitting exhausts now route out of the hood, and the turbos get air from openings in the front bumper. Despite the changes, Palo’s car is still apparently street legal. To prove it, Palo takes his crazy machine through a drive through. It’s worth listening to Palo’s description of the GT-R’s modifications, but if you’re short on time skip to 3:20 to get right to the action on the quarter mile.